The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 72 118 123
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +5
Permanent jobs citing SLA 235 147 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.38% 2.26% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.72% 28.77% 32.37%
Number of salaries quoted 192 130 131
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
640 511 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.20% 7.84% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 532 418 387
Average salary £38,000 £36,750 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.40% -3.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 117 £37,500 +24.99% 14
Cheshire +30 80 £32,500 -5.79% 12
Merseyside +22 18 £32,500 -21.21%
Lancashire +13 16 £55,000 +29.41%
Cumbria - 8 £57,500 - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 187 (38.72%) ITIL
2 141 (29.19%) Microsoft
3 134 (27.74%) Finance
4 111 (22.98%) Service Delivery
5 110 (22.77%) SQL
6 105 (21.74%) Windows
7 101 (20.91%) Service Management
8 90 (18.63%) MS Excel
9 86 (17.81%) MS Office
10 70 (14.49%) SQL Server
11 69 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 67 (13.87%) Cisco
13 65 (13.46%) Degree
14 56 (11.59%) Change Management
15 53 (10.97%) Project Management
16 51 (10.56%) Telecoms
17 48 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
17 48 (9.94%) Oracle
18 47 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (9.32%) HP
20 43 (8.90%) Problem Management
20 43 (8.90%) Security Cleared
21 42 (8.70%) Financial Institution
21 42 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
22 41 (8.49%) WAN
22 41 (8.49%) C#
23 40 (8.28%) .NET
23 40 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
23 40 (8.28%) VMware
24 39 (8.07%) Risk Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 13 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.66%) Apache
6 7 (1.45%) Lync
6 7 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.83%) nginx
7 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.83%) CMS
7 4 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.62%) JBoss
9 2 (0.41%) IIS
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.41%) Drupal
9 2 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 90 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 86 (17.81%) MS Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS Project
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Oracle General Ledger
1 12 (2.48%) Oracle Payables
1 12 (2.48%) Oracle Receivables
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle AGIS
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.07%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 6 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.62%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.41%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.41%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.90%) Office 365
2 10 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.49%) WAN
2 38 (7.87%) LAN
3 37 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 32 (6.63%) VoIP
5 31 (6.42%) Firewall
6 28 (5.80%) MPLS
6 28 (5.80%) BGP
7 24 (4.97%) DNS
8 22 (4.55%) DHCP
9 21 (4.35%) Internet
9 21 (4.35%) Wireless
10 20 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (3.11%) NAS
12 14 (2.90%) DECT
13 13 (2.69%) Ethernet
13 13 (2.69%) iSCSI
14 11 (2.28%) VPN
14 11 (2.28%) SAN
15 9 (1.86%) Broadband
16 8 (1.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (3.73%) DB2
4 16 (3.31%) Crystal Reports
5 15 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.07%) MySQL
8 8 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.04%) DTS
11 3 (0.62%) Big Data
11 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (0.83%) Subversion
3 3 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.41%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 134 (27.74%) Finance
2 51 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 42 (8.70%) Financial Institution
4 18 (3.73%) Back Office
4 18 (3.73%) Retail
5 12 (2.48%) Banking
6 11 (2.28%) Local Government
6 11 (2.28%) Legal
6 11 (2.28%) Advertising
7 10 (2.07%) Billing
8 9 (1.86%) Publishing
8 9 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.83%) Law
10 3 (0.62%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 110 (22.77%) Analyst
2 90 (18.63%) Service Manager
3 55 (11.39%) Service Analyst
4 48 (9.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 46 (9.52%) Developer
6 44 (9.11%) Support Analyst
7 36 (7.45%) IT Services Manager
8 32 (6.63%) Network Engineer
9 29 (6.00%) Consultant
10 26 (5.38%) Applications Support
11 21 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
11 21 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
12 19 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (3.93%) Administrator
12 19 (3.93%) Services Delivery Manager
12 19 (3.93%) Systems Support
13 18 (3.73%) Support Engineer
14 16 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
14 16 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
14 16 (3.31%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.28%) .NET
2 31 (6.42%) Web Services
3 21 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 16 (3.31%) Middleware
5 11 (2.28%) WinForms
5 11 (2.28%) LINQ
6 10 (2.07%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.45%) WCF
7 7 (1.45%) Grails
7 7 (1.45%) RESTful
7 7 (1.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (1.45%) .NET Remoting
8 6 (1.24%) HTML
9 5 (1.04%) XML
10 4 (0.83%) CSS
10 4 (0.83%) XSLT
10 4 (0.83%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.62%) SOAP
11 3 (0.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.31%) Life Science
4 13 (2.69%) Statistics
5 10 (2.07%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (1.04%) iSeries
7 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.62%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.41%) VSAM
9 2 (0.41%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.41%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.41%) Handset
9 2 (0.41%) Replication
9 2 (0.41%) Telematics
9 2 (0.41%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.41%) FMCG
9 2 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 105 (21.74%) Windows
2 32 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (6.42%) Windows XP
4 29 (6.00%) UNIX
5 24 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.31%) Windows Vista
6 16 (3.31%) Windows 7
6 16 (3.31%) Linux
7 13 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.66%) AIX
9 6 (1.24%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.41%) HPUX
11 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (38.72%) ITIL
2 111 (22.98%) Service Delivery
3 101 (20.91%) Service Management
4 56 (11.59%) Change Management
5 53 (10.97%) Project Management
6 43 (8.90%) Problem Management
7 42 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 40 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (8.07%) Risk Management
10 30 (6.21%) Incident Management
11 29 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (4.97%) Time Management
13 23 (4.76%) Business Analysis
14 20 (4.14%) Mentoring
15 19 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
15 19 (3.93%) Content Management
16 18 (3.73%) Service Desk Management
16 18 (3.73%) Performance Management
16 18 (3.73%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 110 (22.77%) SQL
2 41 (8.49%) C#
3 35 (7.25%) Java
4 25 (5.18%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.18%) VB.NET
5 24 (4.97%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.45%) VB
6 7 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.45%) Ruby
7 4 (0.83%) PHP
8 3 (0.62%) XPath
8 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.41%) RPG
10 1 (0.21%) C++
10 1 (0.21%) C
10 1 (0.21%) ABAP
10 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (13.46%) Degree
2 48 (9.94%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (8.90%) Security Cleared
4 37 (7.66%) SC Cleared
5 36 (7.45%) CCNA
6 34 (7.04%) CCNP
7 31 (6.42%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (6.21%) MCP
9 24 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (3.11%) MCSE
11 10 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (2.07%) ACCA
11 10 (2.07%) CIMA
12 9 (1.86%) CISM
12 9 (1.86%) CISSP
12 9 (1.86%) ISEB
13 8 (1.66%) CCDA
13 8 (1.66%) MCITP
14 7 (1.45%) MCSA
15 6 (1.24%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.69%) ISO 9001
2 9 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.45%) QA
4 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 69 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.62%) XenApp
4 3 (0.62%) XenServer
4 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.41%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.21%) UAG
6 1 (0.21%) VMFS
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (4.35%) OpenView
1 21 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 20 (4.14%) SCCM
3 6 (1.24%) Nessus
4 3 (0.62%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.62%) SCOM
5 2 (0.41%) Puppet
5 2 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.41%) Ansible
5 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.21%) WSUS
6 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 141 (29.19%) Microsoft
2 67 (13.87%) Cisco
3 48 (9.94%) Oracle
4 45 (9.32%) HP
5 40 (8.28%) VMware
6 28 (5.80%) IBM
7 26 (5.38%) Citrix
8 21 (4.35%) Lotus
9 19 (3.93%) Symantec
10 17 (3.52%) Informatica
10 17 (3.52%) NetApp
10 17 (3.52%) EMC
10 17 (3.52%) Teradata
11 14 (2.90%) Fortinet
12 13 (2.69%) Brocade
13 9 (1.86%) Juniper
14 8 (1.66%) SAP
14 8 (1.66%) Remedy
15 7 (1.45%) Business Objects
16 6 (1.24%) Websense
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